Southwest Region 50K, 20K and 5K Race Walk Championships

JOHN EVANS 50 Constituting the 2014 Southwest Region 50km Race Walking Championships, the Gulf 50km Race Walking Championships, and open 5km, 20km, 50km racewalks

Sullins Way, Bear Creek Park , Houston , TX Saturday, January 11, 2014

Still need a few folks at the races as lap scorers, aid handlers, and such, or come by for a few hours and apprentice with experienced racewalk judges. Preferably each person volunteers for a 4.5-hour shift 6:30am - 11:00am or 10:30am - 3:00pm, or pick your own hours. Volunteers join the athletes for barbeque lunch starting at 11:00am. Volunteers are also invited to the Friday evening banquet - place your menu request (listed on registration form below) early or take pot luck. Drop me a line! Dave Gwyn, Chair Race Walking Committee Gulf Association, USA Track & Field degwyn@yahoo.com 281-498-0027 6502 Briar Bayou, Houston, TX 77072

DETAILS:

7:00am: 50km racewalk 8:00am: 5km racewalk 9:00am: 20km racewalk

Course: 1182-meter flat asphalt loop; one 90-degree turn, all others gradual. USATF Certificates #TX12222ETM (50km); TX12220ETM (20km); TX12217ETM (5km). See maps at http://www.usatf.org/events/courses/search . In case of high water or projected heavy rains, all events will be relocated to another site and starting times will be postponed one hour.

Registration: Mail paper entries to Juanita Rogillio, 4946 Wigton, Houston, TX 77096. byron-juanita@att.net cell 713-302-4778. Fees: 50km advance entry $15, race day $20; 5km/20km advance entry $5, race day $10.

Schedule: Jan. 10 at host hotel: 4:00-10:00pm, packet pickup and registration. 5:00-6:00pm, free racewalk judging clinic by IAAF Level 2 judge Dan Pierce. 6:00-6:30, judges meeting open to all. 7:00-9:00pm, banquet, free to entrants, officials and volunteers, and invited guests. Choice of entrees: roast prime rib, chicken Palermo, and eggplant Parmigian. Inform Juanita (above) early to have full choices.

                    Jan. 11 at race site:

7:00am, 50km racewalk. 8:00am, 5km racewalk. 9:00am, 20km racewalk. 11:15 – 3:30, free barbeque lunch. 1:00pm, awards at Pavilion 7. 1:00pm, evaluation of athlete progress.* 2:00pm, evaluation of athlete progress.* 3:00pm, end of allowed race period.* *50km race will be open for 8 hours IF at least one athlete on the course at 6 and 7 hours has made progress in the preceding two hours that projects to a sub-8:00 finish time.